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Armband

Dynamic and hypnotic, Hanna Kiel’s work Armband (2015) is shared here in a series of bite-size excerpts.

Atelier de flamenco avec Juan Carlos Lérida

A video montage filmed by Miguel Medina around on a workshop presented by La Otra Orilla and featuring the flamenco artist Juan Carlos Lérida of Seville, Spain.

Dance at Luminato 2016

Yes Yes Y’all is a Toronto-based collective working to connect the city’s queer and hip hop communities through large dancehall parties. This video features one of said dance parties.

Ottawa GreekFest Flash Mob

Get to the Greek! Summertime festivals all boast food and fun but no one hosts a dance party like this happy group of Mediterraneans at Ottawa GreekFest.

New Blue Emerging Dance Festival

Local correspondent Dedra McDermott visits the New Blue Emerging Dance Festival workshop day on June 4, capturing class, choreography and what this new group is all about.

Cornstarch and Other Dilemmas

New work by Montréal dance students premieres at St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Kathak Maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj in Ottawa

According to Pandit Birju Maharaj’s website, he is a direct descendant of Ishwari Prasadji, the first known kathak teacher. This video shows the making of a kathak sequence with Maharaj.

IMissYou

IMissYou by Toronto-based choreographer Patricia Allison is an intimate and heartwarming piece about love, loss and loneliness.

Sharing Dance Day 2016

Dancers from across the country have been hard at work learning this year’s Sharing Dance Day routine, and they’re just about ready to share the choreography with the masses.

Louise Lecavalier, Virtual Combat and FTA’s Tenth Anniversary

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Festival TransAmériques, and Montréal-based dancer and choreographer Louise Lecavalier is turning the stage into an imaginary battleground, diving into nine rounds of virtual combat with dancer Robert Abubo.

Chimera

Chimera, an energetic, kaleidoscopic dancefilm written and directed by Paris-based filmmaker Steven Briand, is inspired by the chimera, a mythological hybrid of a lion, goat and snake.

Dance featured at Open Ears Festival

The festival in Kitchener, ON, features national and international sound artists and musicians and includes everything from orchestral music to electroacoustic experimental music, sound installation and performance.

Swan Lake Syndrome

The forty-minute solo by Toronto-based artist Linnea Swan is a comedic and poignant autobiography of the highs and lows of a life and career in dance – starting with having the last name Swan as a young ballerina.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions is the latest art-meets-dance collaboration between ibiki.co founder Jonah Leslie and Compagnie Marie Chouinard dancer Paige Culley.

Long Weekend Salsa

Salsa is infectious. It has an energy and radiance that fills the body with rhythm, imploring the hips to move. The Montréal Salsa Convention takes place May 19 through 23 featuring international and Canadian dancers.

Basketball-ography, Anyone?

The Harlem Globetrotters recently made their way through six Canadian provinces on an eighteen-city tour, and here they take to an outdoor basketball court in Greenwich Village to mix cool tricks with bouncing beats.

Steer

Continuing the company’s mandate to push the current artistic climate via innovative technological elements, Steer questions the physical as well as the intangible line between modern humans and our machines.

Simon Fraser University Bhangra Flash Mob

In 2010, South Asian Arts began teaching the first university-accredited bhangra course in North America at Simon Fraser University. On April 7, 2011, for their final project, the students performed a Bhangra Flash Mob outside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, immediately following the unveiling of Roger Neilson’s statue before a Canucks game.

Against Nature / À Rebours

James Kudelka’s newest work, Against Nature / À Rebours, is the second in a series of salon-style creations for Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.

Paradoxe Mélodie

This May, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has invited Danièle Desnoyers to create a choreographic work for its program, pairing six dancers from her company, with the music of the new organ played by OSM’s organist-in-residence Jean-Willy Kunz.

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